Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dreaming Of Spring Party: Link Up Style

Soon, right?
Yesterday's messy, cold, raw mix of weather (from rain, to freezing rain, to snow, to sleet and back again), combined with today's bird chirpping fest (the cardinals, the chickadees, the juncos, the jays) has me thinking of Spring. If it's not going to be straight up, pretty white stuff, I'd just as soon look out my window and see my flowering crab apple in bloom and my backyard birds flitting about. Is anyone else dreaming of Spring?
So, enjoy today's party as a little breather from the long Winter.  Stick around and share a link to some of your work, or your blog, or just have a look around at a collection of pretty things.
It's another Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It link up party (to support my fellow artists, crafters and bloggers) where you can take a moment to dream of Spring.  

Take time to smell the flowers, pour a glass of champers and enjoy some delicious greens....a nice change from the heavier, heartier Winter palette.
 salad recipe here

Remember, even if you don't own an etsy shop or online business and you don't blog, you are still invited to this party. It's a fun place to window shop and see what you might have been missing until now.
******If you're linking up your shop or blog, please read these guidelines before linking up.******
*If you like Mercantile Muse enough to link up, please follow too. There are plenty of ways in the sidebar.You'll also find me on Hellocotton.
*Don't link and run. Be kind and follow links others have left behind.
*Link once for your shop, once for your blog.
*You'll also find Bates Mercantile Co. here: facebook, pinterest, twitter, tumblr. I'd love to connect! 
*These parties can't be a success without your help. Can you share a link to the party? Blog, tweet, facebook, pin, share on any etsy teams? If you blog and are so inclined to grab a button (from Mercantile Muse button page) and feature it on your blog, that would be wicked awesome. Everyone is welcome -  tell your friends.  The person who refers the most new participants to the party is assured a profile spot in next week's 'What I Found At The Party' post. Make sure your referrals leave a comment that you sent them to the party.
*When you take part in the link up, you'll go on the Mercantile Muse mail list. {Correspondence will come from the address pbates at speakeasyinfo dot net.} I'll let you know when the next party is underway and about other happenings at the Muse.
*BY ALL MEANS, feel free to leave a comment. Share a little more about you, your shop or blog. Need help to get started? 'How are you dreaming of Spring?'
Time to get down! (If you're reading by email, click here to go to the party).
I hope you're seeing signs of spring if your in this hemisphere. We have a ways to go, but there are good signs that Winter will eventually release its hold. If you're in the midst of Summer, enjoy it while you can!
Ciao for now,


  1. Thank you for the invite Arlene of Thisandthatcrafter!!

  2. Beautiful crab apple tree and the salad looks so refreshing!

  3. Mmm..the salad looks delicious! And I'm loving the new blog design Pam! It's perfect for the season :)

  4. Your beautiful crab apple blossoms make me want to hit up the local gardens! Thanks for another fab to visit other linkers. :)

  5. I Love your Spring spirit Pam !!
    Thank you for the invite :-)

  6. Love your header and layout, btw. I loved reading about your garden. We are hoping to start growing something when the weather warms a bit, not sure what as we are both novices when it comes to gardening, but it's nice to hear that you are able to have a beautiful garden without being an expert! :)

  7. Thanks for the linky! I was hoping more bloggers would link-up. Looking for a few good blogs! Thanks again!

  8. Thank you for the Spring inspiration. Love your blog...

  9. Love the new look of the blog! Very relaxing and romantic

  10. It's definitely still winter here but the snow was gone for a day and I could see the snowdrops coming up. I think spring really will come eventually...

    Love your fresh new look :)

  11. Thanks for another great link up Pam. Your new design is looking great! I'm excited for you, I like the bright look! :D


  12. Thanks for hosting, this is mu first time posting, I saw a link on twitter! I am owner of Pamela's Heavenly Treats Blog and Etsy shop (where I make healthy cupcake and cookie mixes) I am following you now!

  13. Hi Pam! Finally figured out what I needed to do to post! Thanks again for the party invite and especially for featuring my necklace. Love all your photos! Katie xx


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